Pulp and Paper Giant APRIL Ends Deforestation

June 2, 2015, greenpeaceblogs.org | “Today Indonesia’s second largest pulp and paper producer agreed to turn off the bulldozers and protect the forest and high carbon peatlands and begin respecting the rights of local communities. This is a major breakthrough and we commend APRIL and parent company the Royal Golden Eagle Group for taking this step.”

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Indonesia’s second largest pulp & paper company, Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL) announces end to deforestation.
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An Ancient Native American Drought Solution For A Parched California

June 2, 2015, kvpr.org | “In the Sierra Nevada, above Fresno, North Fork Mono Indians are working to thin the forest. The group’s goal is twofold. Save water and prevent large-scale forest fires. North Fork Mono Indians have been using this approach for centuries, but now California’s severe drought means these ancient techniques are being looked at as a possible long-term solution. From Valley Public Radio, Ezra David Romero reports.”

excellent model for drought solution
In the Sierra Nevada, above Fresno, North Fork Mono Indians are working to thin the forest. The group’s goal is twofold. Save water and prevent large-scale
kvpr.org|By Ezra David Romero
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Grassy Narrows 12-year blockade against clear cutting wins award

 

May 24, 2015, www.cbc.ca | “An Ontario environmental group is recognizing one of Canada’s longest standing blockades with a public service award.  Grassy Narrows First Nation in northwestern Ontario received Ontario Nature’s J.R. Dymond Public Service Award for exceptional environmental achievement at a ceremony on Saturday.”

Absolutely Awesome!
An Ontario environmental group is recognizing one of Canada’s longest standing blockades with a public service award.
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This amazing village in India plants 111 trees every time a girl is born

May 21, 2015, www.globalcitizen.org | “In a country that historically favors the birth of a son, Piplantri village in India has created a new tradition that not only celebrates the birth of a daughter, but also benefits the community and the planet. You see, every time a girl is born they plant 111 trees. That’s right, 111 trees!”

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A tradition that celebrates girls and benefits the community and planet.
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They brought wolves to Yellowstone, but they had no idea this would be the result

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May 19, 2015, theshrug.net | “After a 70 year absence, wolves have finally been reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States.  The impact of their absence could not be fully realized until their return.”
An amazing account of the positive impact on the entire ecosystem of reintroducing wolves…
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Brazilian Ranchers Aren’t Cutting Down As Much Forest Anymore

May 12, 2015, thinkprogress.org | “Pressure from environmental groups and federal prosecutors is helping break the link between cattle ranching and deforestation in the Amazon, according to a new study.  Agreements with Brazil’s largest slaughterhouses have “dramatically” reduced deforestation by ranchers, research published Tuesday in Conservation Letters found.”

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Breaking the cycle of deforestation in the Amazon is critical to fighting climate change.
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Sri Lanka to become the first nation in the world to protect all its mangroves

Mangrove Forest near Ahungalla, Galle District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

May 12, 2013 www.theguardian.com | “More than half the world’s mangroves have been lost over the last century but all of those surviving in Sri Lanka, one of their most important havens, are now to be protected in an unprecedented operation.”

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National plan puts women at centre of strategy to save trees from being felled for firewood by providing microloans to start business
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Expansion by Indonesia’s largest palm oil company frozen for disobeying RSPO standards

May 7, 2015, www.forestpeoples.org | “The RSPO’s Complaints Panel has upheld the Forest Peoples Programme in its complaint against Golden Agri Resources, which was seeking to expand 18 of its operations in Kalimantan. After concluding that it has ‘reasonable grounds’ to conclude that the company is in violation of several RSPO norms, the latest ‘determination’ by the Panel notes: ‘The Panel hereby prohibits GAR from acquiring or developing any new areas until this complaint has been dealt with to the satisfaction of the Complaints Panel.'”

‘Expansion by Indonesia’s largest palm oil company frozen for disobeying RSPO standards’
This is a big story for Indonesia! The RSPO’s Complaints Panel has upheld the Forest Peoples Programme in its complaint against Golden Agri Resources, which was seeking to expand 18 of its operations in Kalimantan. After concluding that it has ‘reasonable grounds’ to conclude that the company is in violation of several RSPO norms, the latest ‘determination’ by the Panel notes:

“The Panel hereby prohibits GAR from acquiring or developing any new areas until this complaint has been dealt with to the satisfaction of the Complaints Panel.”

In Alaska, a wood bison is born in the wild, the first in a century

Alaska

April 30, 2015, www.latimes.com | “It’s a baby wood bison! The wood bison calf — part of a herd reintroduced into the wild in Alaska — was born last week, the first new critter of its type to draw breath in the wild in more than 100 years.”

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A herd had been in captivity at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center south of Anchorage for a dozen years and had continued to multiply. About 100 were…
latimes.com|By Los Angeles Times

Ex-NASA Engineer to Plant One Billion Trees a Year Using Drones

April 25, 2015, www.goodnewsnetwork.org | “A start-up plans to help solve the world’s climate problems by using drones to plant forests of seedlings.  “We are going to counter industrial scale deforestation using industrial scale reforestation,” says Lauren Fletcher, the founder of BioCarbon Engineering.  The environmental engineer who worked 20 years with NASA wants to use drone technology to plant up to one billion trees a year, without having to plant each one by hand.”

A start-up plans to help solve the world’s climate problems by using drones to plant forests of seedlings – a billion trees each year.
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